A SUPPORT group for new mums has won an award for the way volunteers are trained.
Auntie Pam’s, on Northgate in Dewsbury, took the Kirklees Quality Volunteering gong from council chiefs.
Since the group was founded in March 2010 more than 160 volunteers have trained to help new mums.
Topics include health, relationships, housing, benefits, baby clothes, breast feeding and stop smoking advice.
Auntie Pam’s runs training for volunteers, who are ususally mums themselves, three times a year.
These volunteers have helped more than 350 women from the base opposite the NatWest Bank in Dewsbury.
Organiser Lisa Akester said hundreds more have been seen at hospital or in the community. “We’re delighted Auntie Pam’s has been recognised for its work training volunteers,” she said.
“Following training volunteers are able to give good support to help others access services and help babies get the best start in life.”
The drop-in service, is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 3pm.